Friday nights are reserved for great food and company. Prego’s was our stop that night as we were looking for Italian food and a place that had a very lively atmosphere (and of course, a more central location given that we work at extreme ends of the country).
Our meal began with a bread basket of focaccia and ciabatta (hope I’m right), served warm with the usual bottle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Next up was the Parmigiana di Melanzane, which was a baked eggplant with Mozzarella, cooked in a pomodoro sauce, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. The acidity of the tomato sauce certainly helped in finishing up the eggplant as it is a pretty heavy dish for a starter.
My dish, and possibly a personal favourite, was the Cavatelli con Nduja. The ‘Nduja is a spreadable pork salumi and it has a fiery taste because of roasted hot red peppers as one of its ingredients. This dish is spicy but the spiciness is lightly countered by the tomato sauce that it is cooked in. The hollow shells of Cavatelli pasta were cooked perfectly (al dente, of course!), and its shape allows it to hold the meat sauce, thus giving you a good mix of everything in every mouthful.
Tonnarelli al Nero. The prawns were tender and cooked beautifully. Pasta was al dente, as expected. Compared to the eggplant starter, I found the pasta dishes much lighter, and the acidity from the pomodoro sauce somehow cleanses your palate to prepare yourself for the next bite and subsequent ones.
Go with a group of friends, or even bring your family. Eat good food, pop a bottle of wine, and enjoy your Friday.
Oh wait, today IS Friday. So why not check this place out?
80 Bras Basah Road, Level 1
City Hall MRT (EW13/NS25)
Daily | 6:00AM – 11:00AM
Daily | 6:30AM – 9:00PM
Monday to Saturday | 12:00PM – 2:30PM
Early Bird Dinner:
Daily | 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Ala Carte Dinner:
Daily | 6:00PM – 10:30PM